Madeleine Dong is Associate Professor of History in the Department of History and Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle, and she is co-director of the UW Project for Critical Asian Studies Forum on Trauma, History and "Asia" (2002-2006). She received her Ph. D in History from the University of California, San Diego in 1996. She is the author of Republican Beijing: The City and Its Histories (2003) and coeditor of Everyday Modernity in China (2005). Her research interests include modern Chinese history, urban socio-cultural history, the history of gender politics, and visual and material culture. She is currently working on popular history in the late 19th and early 20th century.